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3 Fat Burning Exercises: Plus a Simple Tip to Burn Fat
Press play and watch this great new workout video with Curtis Ludlow. In it you'll discover three challenging exercises that are part of a Boot Camp FX workout routine designed to burn fat fast.
Low Carbohydrate Diets vs. High Carbohydrate Diets
Recent studies suggest that a low carbohydrate diet is more effective than high carbohydrate dieting.
Furthermore, studies suggest that when high intensity strength training is combined with low carbohydrate eating, even greater fat loss results are possible.
So what can you do to reduce your body fat?
Simple, instead of eating breads and cereals, focus on eating lean proteins and vegetables.
And remember to exercise!
Take advantage of the synergy that occurs when you combine low carbohydrate eating with high intensity strength training.
To get you started, here's a full body circuit training workout that will increase strength and burn fat.
As a bonus, you can do this workout ANYWHERE.
In this particular workout, kettlebells are used.
However, you can use dumbbells.
Or if you're just getting started, your own body weight may be sufficient.
Kettlebell Skull Crusher to Sit Up with Press
Kettlebell Single Leg Deadlift with Curl and Press
No Rest Between Exercises. 30 Seconds Rest After Each Circuit. Perform 5 Circuits.
Trick to Stick with New Years Weight Loss Resolutions
The Problem with Resolutions
Fitness and health goals are typically the most common New Years resolutions. In fact, many people you know may have made a resolution to lose weight or get in shape this year. However, statistics show that 25% of all people who set a new years resolution to lose weight give up during the FIRST WEEK. Within six months 54% will quit.
It doesn't have to be that way according to Chip and Dan Heath.
They are the authors of the New York Times best seller, "Switch - How to Change, When Change is Hard." They suggest that instead of setting resolutions to lose weight, you should instead set goals.
What's the difference between a goal and a resolution?
Resolutions lack ENFORCEMENT.
Resolutions don't motivate your "future self."
Goals have an element of publicity.
Goals are accountable.
How to Make A Change
Here's the BIG SECRET to achieving your health and fitness goals this year.
The Heath brothers have found that when people take the time to write down and then visualize EXACTLY WHEN and WHERE they will perform goal achievement tasks -- they end up doing those tasks and achieving their goals.
The trick with this exercise is to set up your environment so that the act of SEEING the environment triggers the goal accomplishment behaviors.
For example, if your goal is to go to boot camp four times each week, you could lay out your workout clothes in the middle of the floor the night before you plan to workout.
When you walk through your room and see your clothes on the floor, you'll be reminded that you're going to get your BUTT OUT OF BED early tomorrow morning and do something good for yourself.